Thank you, Jesus, FlyLady has started a podcast! Actually, she has a weekly online radio show on World Talk Radio, the same network that hosts the Diva Craft Lounge. And she's actually had a show since October 2005; I only just found out about it. FlyLady's valuable messages -- on MY time. LOVE it!
Some of you may remember my mention of FlyLady in The Book of Me in the Homemaker chapter (p 30). Here's the caption:
"Ode to FlyLady"
Do you have a mentor or author to thank? This layout honors the struggle I have had with maintaining a smoothly-run household and how FlyLady Marla Cilley helped me through her website, www.flylady.net. I printed out the Morning Routine and FlyLady history from the site along with one of her email reminders that I included in the pocket page on the right.
I can honestly say this woman's teachings (and, truly, ministry) changed my life, right when I really needed it. I have, of course, fallen off the "Fly Wagon" several times since then, and really need to pick it back up. And she enters my life right when I need her, again. It's so great to be able to listen to her show on my mp3 player -- I've already had several "slaps-to-the-forehead" moments in listening to just one show.
The one that particularly resounds with me right now?
"You can't organize it if it's too much."
For a few years now, my office/scrap room has been completely out of control. I keep whining to my husband that I just don't have a place for everything, that pretty much everything doesn't have a "home". I have so much product, and no place to put it. It's physically oppressive to me whenever I go down there (it's in the basement), and am constantly distracted from my priorities, and often can't even define what my priorities ARE. I can't concentrate, and yet, that's where I spend a majority of my free time. The physical clutter has become mental clutter, and it's not just limited to my office; it's the whole house.
Enter FlyLady...again. There is not a way to efficiently organize a room if there is simply too much "stuff". I need to be brutal with my clutter and things and stuff, and "fling" away what I don't need or want. I frequently pass the new Children's Mercy hospital, and need to call them to see about donating my extra scrap stuff. Bless them while blessing myself with more freedom to think and move.
Anyone else have some "flinging" to do??